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Property Details

Updated: Mar 6, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 12 Sleeps

VERY reasonably priced at $2550 a week for summer and $1500/week or $4000/month for off peak season! Please see guest comments at the very bottom and check availability online.

Renovated, cheerful and bright beach cottage only a few steps to the fabulous Moonlight Beach. Relax with a drink or have a BBQ on the beautiful deck overlooking the sand and surf of Moonlight Beach. The coffee maker, toaster and a full kitchen make it easy to whip up breakfast in the ocean view dining or sun room. Grab the beach chairs, beach towels and boogie boards that are provided and walk across the street to the beach. Come back to rinse off in the hot water outdoor shower and throw your beach gear in the outdoor shed. Sit back in the living room with a cozy fire in the wood fireplace and check out the surfers, play a board game or watch your favorite TV show or DVD. Walk to the many restaurants, bars, cafes and the movie theatre nearby. Get some work done on your laptop using the free Wi-Fi service if you can tear yourself away from the beach! It's hard to imagine a more perfect vacation!

A few minute walk to the beautiful Moonlight Beach, voted best family, singles and body surfing beach in San Diego and Cottonwood Creek Park voted the best park! You will be a 10 min drive to Legoland and close to many San Diego attractions such as the world famous San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, Del mar beach and other fine San Diego beaches. This beach house is walking distance to the train station, which means you can forgo a car completely while vacationing here. In addition to San Diego's many tourist attractions in downtown or Old Town, the Coaster also stops at the Solana Beach train station where you can take a free shuttle to San Diego County Fair or Del Mar Racetrack during the racing season.

This unique house is always maintained well. The house is around 1600 sf. One bedroom with a Queen bed, two baths, the living area with a convertible bed, kitchen, dining room, a charming sunroom and a huge deck are upstairs. Two more bedrooms, one with two bunk beds and one with a full bed, one bath and the den (daybed) are downstairs. This is not a condo like many other beach rentals. You have a full house with an ocean view yard that includes a firepit for roasting marshmallows at night! The kids also love our house. They get bunk beds, kid size table, books, dvds and games as well as a high chair, pack'n'play and baby gate for the stairs!

We have priced this property very competitively, so don't miss out and be ready to have an unforgettable time at our cottage by the sea.

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  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Just two blocks away from the Pacific and always in view of the ocean and sunsets, this is the a perfect beach vacation. The house is not for glitz seekers, but for those who want to relax and center their Encinitas time on family and beach. Once you're settled in, even in car crazy California, you can park the car and walk everywhere from the grocery to the library to restaurants to the train. One caveat--there are stairs so it's not disabled-friendly. The house is very well suited to families and we have enjoyed it for three winters with our extended family. The owners instantly respond to every need and it's been a pleasure to rent from them.
Jan 2013
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Charming Beach Cottage Overlooking Moonlight Beach
+1 -760-420-3776
Encinitas San Diego County
Toronto, Canada

Great location with short walk to a great beach....

  • 4 of 5
The pictures don't lie. 1 block from the beach and kids water toys to keep them entertained for hours. Very close to good shopping and 15 minutes from LEGOLAND. Masha was very responsive and helpful. House had a good layout...a little dated/tired but clean. We would rent it again.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you had such good weather! Looking forward to having you again next year.
Charming Beach Cottage Overlooking Moonlight Beach
+1 -760-420-3776
Encinitas San Diego County

Absolutely perfect location

  • 5 of 5
Walking distance to everything you would need for a weekend. The deck is fantastic for entertaining. And bunk beds for plenty of sleeping space.
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Charming Beach Cottage Overlooking Moonlight Beach
+1 -760-420-3776
Encinitas San Diego County
Overland Park, KS

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5
I booked this property for my family when we traveled to Encinitas for a friend's wedding. We have 3 small children (including a 6-month-old at the time) and the house was absolutely perfect for us! It is less than a block to the beach and Mahsa provides a variety of beach toys for use. Our kids were able to enjoy the beach (and the playground), have plenty of beach toys to use, and we didn't have to bring any of it! There was a pack-n-play available, which we easily set up in the master bedroom, and the downstairs room with 2 sets of bunk beds was perfect for the older kids. It was only my family this time, but two families could easily use this property for a fun beach vacation.

The house is also within easy walking distance to downtown Encinitas. We were there over a local art festival, and it was so easy for us to walk the few blocks down there and peruse the vendors before returning home for naptime.

Mahsa was great to work with. We had a last-minute scheduling change, but we were able to change our reservations to arrive a day early. There were no hassles and everything was like clockwork! We would gladly return to this property.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I am glad you enjoyed how child friendly our house is and you were there for the art festival. Please visit us again next year!
Charming Beach Cottage Overlooking Moonlight Beach
+1 -760-420-3776
Encinitas San Diego County
Rhode Island

Family getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was the second time we rented this great little house. It is clean, comfortable and well located. The beach is beautiful and only a short walk away. Nothing like hearing the waves hit the beach at night! There are many nice casual restaurants nearby. The coaster train is also close. Very easy to spend a day in the city without dealing with the traffic. We also took the San Diego winery train tour. Lots of fun, no driving! But the best part of the vacation was sitting on the beach or the deck with the family watching the sunset! Hope to go back again
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We love our repeat guests! Thanks for staying with us again and I am so glad that you had a great time. The deck is our favorite part too!
Charming Beach Cottage Overlooking Moonlight Beach
+1 -760-420-3776
Encinitas San Diego County
Mill Valley, CA

Perfect location, great family house

  • 5 of 5
You can't beat this location - right across the street from the beach. The house was perfect for a young family - cute, clean and cozy. Plenty of beach toys and supplies. The owner and house manager were very responsive. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the house. We can't wait to have you back.
Charming Beach Cottage Overlooking Moonlight Beach
+1 -760-420-3776
Encinitas San Diego County

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
What a week!! We enjoyed this house so much! Fit our family and friends perfectly!
Home away from Home!!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Moonlight Beach across the street has recently remodeled life guard towers, snack shop, tot playground, picnic tables and is one of the best beaches in San Diego. You are close to Legoland, The Del mar Racetrack and walking distance to the train station. There are many great dining and shopping options within walking distance. Tennis courts and Volley Ball courts are nearby and world class golfing is minutes away.


Special Offer! Last minute RARE oppurtunity - 50% off our published rates

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Dates Feb 28, 2015 to Mar 7, 2015

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Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $275 - $350

    Weekly Rate: $1500 - $2550

    Monthly Rate: $4000 - $4000

  • Mid Jun - Sept 8, $2550/wk, Min one week
    Sept 8 - Mid Jun $1500/wk or $4000/month
    $350/weekend nights, $275/weeknights, Min 3 nights
    Holidays are weekly rentals and @ summer rates.
    Will accept MC/Visa or Paypal with a 3% additional charge.
    10% city tax applies to stays less than a month
    $150 Cleaning Fee
    $500 refundable security deposit
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Updated: Mar 6, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Hot Outdoor Shower, Beach Chairs, Boogie Boards, Beach Towels, Fire Pit, Big Deck overlooking the ocean with a gas grill and lounge chairs. Two TVs, VCR, DVD, Cable TV, Telephone with free local calls, Wi-Fi and iPod speakers.

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